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Henry Allen

Henry James "Red" Allen, Jr. (January 7, 1908 – April 17, 1967) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist whose playing has been claimed by Joachim-Ernst Berendt and others as the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7, 1908 (New Orleans), Died April 17, 1967 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, trumpet, director, composer, cornet

Notes: Also known as Henry "Red" Allen.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 182 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-53929 10-in. 7/17/1929 Feeling drowsy Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-53930 10-in. 7/17/1929 Swing out Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-55133 10-in. 7/16/1929 It should be you Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-55134 10-in. 7/16/1929 Biff'ly blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-55852 10-in. 9/24/1929 Make a country bird fly wild Henry Allen ; Four Wanderers ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-55853 10-in. 9/24/1929 Funny feathers blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra ; Victoria Spivey Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55854 10-in. 9/24/1929 How do they do it that way Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55855 10-in. 9/24/1929 Pleasing Paul Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-56727 10-in. 9/30/1929 Lookin' good but feelin' bad Fats Waller’s Buddies ; Four Wanderers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-56728 10-in. 9/30/1929 I need someone like you Fats Waller’s Buddies ; Four Wanderers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-56732 10-in. 10/1/1929 Blood hound blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-56733 10-in. 10/1/1929 Dirty T. B. blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-56734 10-in. 10/1/1929 Moaning the blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-56735 10-in. 10/1/1929 Telephoning the blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57080 10-in. 11/13/1929 Sweet Peter Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57081 10-in. 11/13/1929 Jersey Joe Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57082 10-in. 11/13/1929 Mississippi Mildred Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57083 10-in. 11/13/1929 Mint julep Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57554 10-in. 11/25/1929 Day breakin' blues Sweet Peas Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57555 10-in. 11/25/1929 Heartbreakin' blues Sweet Peas Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57556 10-in. 11/25/1929 Leavin' you baby Sweet Peas Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57557 10-in. 11/25/1929 Longin' for home Sweet Peas Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57926 10-in. 12/18/1929 Lookin' for another sweetie Fats Waller’s Buddies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57927 10-in. 12/18/1929 Ridin' but walkin' Fats Waller’s Buddies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57928 10-in. 12/18/1929 Won't you get off it please Fats Waller’s Buddies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 182 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Henry," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481.

Allen, Henry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481.

"Allen, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481

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